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Hello from Pennsylvania

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Hello, my name is Joe and I live in Sinking Spring, PA outside of Reading. About 3 years ago my wife and I attended a rib class at a local BBQ place, called TastyLiks BBQ Supply. Fred is great and we have been back for a few more classes.


I started doing ribs on my Weber Genesis E300 gas grill, turning tow of the burners off and putting a small smoke box on the lit burner. I want to get away from using my Weber and add a smoker for ribs, butt and brisket, just not sure which way to go. Funds are tight with the wife out of work for the past 4 years so I would like to keep it under $300. I was looking at a Masterbuilt electric one but with not having a covered deck to use it I was worried about it being out if the weather turns bad and cooking with electric. I am open for suggestions which way to go and open for ideas. 


On a person note, I just turned 57 and have been married for 27 years and have two really great daughters. Have done a lot of things but for the past 25+ years I have worked in the network side of IT. Thanks for looking and I hope to learn from all of you.


~ Joe 

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Hi Joe! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!
You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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Welcome aboard, SMF is a great place with great people

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Welcome to the forums, Joe! You've found a great place to learn and share ideas. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.  Just surf the forums for the different kinds of smokers, and when you have specific questions about the quality or performance, just ask and folks who already use it can give you expert advice.  Good luck, and be sure to let us know what you get...


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